Jaffrey: Jail time for fraud

Monday, August 25, 2014

Jaffrey resident Charles H. Howard III will spend three and a half years in jail after pleading guilty last week to a felony count of conspiracy to commit investment adviser fraud and a felony count of securities manipulation. His wife, Carolyn Howard, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of acting as an unlicensed investment advisor. Under a plea agreement, she was sentenced to a 12-month jail term, which is deferred … 0

Marriage With A View

Monday, August 25, 2014

Local destination wedding venues attract couples from across the country who fall in love with the small-town charm and rustic country views the Monadnock region has to offer. Wilton’s Curtis Farm, Peterborough’s Monadnock Country Club and Hidden Hills in Rindge say they are all coming off a strong summer wedding season. “This season … 0

Peterborough: Monadnock Makers going after $25K grant, rental

Monday, August 25, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Artists, hobbyists, engineers, entrepreneurs and teachers banded together in the spring to start a makerspace — a place where anyone in the community could use high-end equipment and technology they might not otherwise be able to afford on their own. The organization, recently naming themselves the Monadnock Makers, are inching towards … 0

Conval: Committee looks for cost savings

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A suggestion that the ConVal School District’s new District Study Committee could look for cost-saving opportunities by reviewing the district’s Special Education program drew fire from two School Board members at Tuesday’s board meeting. The District Study Committee, which was formed last year, is made up … 0

Sharon: A dream in the making

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Walk around the back of the Sharon Arts Center building, and you will see the culmination of years worth of organizing and fundraising, rising from a concrete pad. Or at least, you will see most of it. A … 0

Achievement: Achievement

Monday, August 18, 2014

Alisha Birk, a ConVal High School student, was presented with the 2014 Evans-Reilly Award for outstanding leadership, strong scholarship, and a remarkable commitment to school and community service. Presented to Birk by Monadnock Rotary Club President Dale Gabel, … 0

Peterborough: Garden stewardship presented

Monday, August 18, 2014

Author Tovah Martin will be speaking in Bass Hall at The Monadnock Center for History and Culture on Saturday at 7 p.m., in conjunction with the Open Garden Days tours the same day. Martin’s lecture “Trowels & Tomorrow: Garden Stewardship” will examine some of the country’s most adept … 0

Peterborough: Bass. Croke talk books at the Toadstool

Monday, August 18, 2014

Two authors will be visiting the Toadstool Bookshop to talk about their latest books on Saturday, Aug. 23. Rosaly Bass will be at the Toadstool at 11 a.m. to sign and discuss “Organic! A Gardener’s Handbook.” Rosaly’s Garden began from a few seeds planted in Peterborough in 1973. … 0

Peterborough: 3rd Thursday dance for the food pantry

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A fund and food raising dance to benefit the Peterborough Food Pantry will take place today, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Peterborough Community Center. Beginner Line Dancing will be held from 5:30 to 6 p.m. followed by Zumba Fitness from 6 to 7 p.m., taught by … 0

Letter: Scott Brown has got it wrong

Friday, August 15, 2014

To the editor: After receiving several Scott Brown mailings blaming Jeanne Shaheen for the limited hospital networks under Obamacare, I have looked into the facts of the case. In fact, the limited networks are due to Anthem Blue Cross, which is the only insurance company currently available under … 0

Editorial: Freedom of the press isn’t free

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

At home and overseas, American journalists are engaged in a bitter battle for the truth. In some cases, these reporters’ rights are infringed upon, and their Constitutionally granted access to public information is denied. In others, they’re forced away from the locations where news is being made, unable … 0

Viewpoint: The rise of poverty

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Over the past four years, just under half of the people who have been our guests at the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter have been children. But in 2013 alone, 17 of the 27 guests were children. And the … 0

Viewpoint: Employment services available

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Job hunting. Somehow this phrase strikes fear in the hearts of most of us. Finding work is hard work. There are many reasons to be looking for work. Some have just graduated from high school or college. Others have been part of company downsizing. Some have lost their … 0